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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Podcast

"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a "rockumentary" series telling the greatest rock and roll stories on record. Some of our episodes spotlight specific artists, and others cover various specific subjects. All of them rock as we cover stories and myths about songs you can sing along with.

Nov 15, 2016

The Marvelous Stories Behind The Most Played Christmas Hit Records

The Rare & Scratchy Rock 'n Roll groove yard is home to one of the largest known collections of Christmas records this side – or any side of the North Pole – along with an encyclopedic archive of the histories behind those tunes.

And from holiday seasons past comes this Christmas present for you – the pick of those platters plus some pleasing patter with festive and fun factoids. Like the least-known stories behind the most played Christmas records, the first rock and roll Christmas hit, the top-secret technology from the 1940s that was used to create Christmas hits in the 1950s, and a Christmas hit from a blockbuster film that helped bust a real life villain.

This holiday mix also includes the rarest Christmas hit single ever, as well as a song that just could be the worst Christmas record of all time. And it’s all just in time to help you celebrate the songs of the season.

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